For several years, I have built up a library of books and e-books for the day when I wouldn't be able to get out; that day is near at hand this year.
An error of judgement in my case
It is raining here in Bristol but that makes no difference to me as I will be going out soon, come wind, rain, sleet or snow I am told to stay away from my stepson – I am not the troublemaker – that means if he’s in, which he is most days I have to be out of the house.
I’ll find somewhere dry to work in and leave the family in peace.
Once I am in the wheelchair I don't know how I will be able to continue to go out everyday to keep the peace
Some writers dream of living in the sun on a beautiful sunny beach at their feet to watch the sun setting at the end of the day. True, I would love to visit Israel, but my dream house is the house on the left of this picture I took on my last visit to Scarborough in Yorkshire.
The house is the old armorer's lodge from when the castle was a fortress, not a museum.
The venue is not on a sunny beach but on the NorthEast coast of England, with the North Sea winds lashing in from Fall to early Spring. This is a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npL9UDMU9TU I took on my trip, the flapping sound you hear is my raincoat in the wind.
I went there to get over the loss of a close friend, the peace I found gave me time to write my award-winning e-book Chronicles of Mark Johnson.
As much as I would love to visit hotter climates, I could never live there; I suffer from severe migraines, and the heat would make my life a misery. Also, the dryness would make breathing very hard for me to breathe.
Have blog will travel!
This week's surprise is the number of readers of my blogs in the Ukraine.
I have known for years that I had a good readership behind the Iron Curtain. I put this down to my stories being closer to Harry Palmer than James Bond.
I wanted to be known for Supernatural stories
This is the cover of a book that no longer exists, it was once an award winning book but that didn't make any difference in the sales department, after five years of no sales it vanished into the dust.
The difference to the life of a writer in becoming an award-winner was in my case less than nothing. I am not sure if I had followed trends that I would have sold more books, writing is so hard to succeed at. The only consolation for me is that I can say what I did I did My way hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/my-way.html#.Wak_FMh97IV
I thought I'd like to be known for ghost stories when I started ten years ago, in the end, I became known for a best-selling sci-fi series Forgestriker . In the long run, did it matter how I made my name as a writer?
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